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Public Library Examines AIDS Activism Through Its Artifacts & Architects

Public Library Examines AIDS Activism Through Its Artifacts & Architects

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | An exhibit at the New York Public Library that opens on October 4 focuses on the years of activism that forced government at all levels as well as private institutions to respond to the AIDS epidemic in America. “The library is doing this show because after five years of working to […]

Quinn Consultation With Jewish Group on Center Palestinian Policy Bared

Quinn Consultation With Jewish Group on Center Palestinian Policy Bared

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC) may have played a role in crafting a statement issued earlier this year by gay and lesbian elected officials that voiced approval of the LGBT Community Center’s new space rental policy while excoriating opponents of Israeli government policies on Palestine. The statement was […]

Sarah Schulman Reads from ‘Israel/ Palestine’ at Center

Sarah Schulman Reads from ‘Israel/ Palestine’ at Center

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly two years after the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center banned groups that “organize around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA) hosted author Sarah Schulman at the West Village building for a reading from her book on that conflict. “After two years, we are proud to be meeting […]

Sarah Schulman Uncensored

Sarah Schulman Uncensored

BY DOUG IRELAND | Sarah Schulman’s new book, “Israel/ Palestine and the Queer International,” is a book that some Very Important People don’t want you to read. To their shame, that group ranges from the leadership of New York’s LGBT Community Center, which banned Schulman from reading from her book and answering questions about it, to […]

LGBT Community Center: A Bad Policy Ended Badly

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Turning a corner on an unhappy episode in the history of New York’s LGBT Community Center that lasted nearly two years, the Center announced on February 15 that it was ending its “indefinite moratorium” on renting space to organizations that “organize around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” The difficulties began in the spring of […]

LGBT Center Ends Moratorium on Israel/ Palestine-Themed Gatherings

LGBT Center Ends Moratorium on Israel/ Palestine-Themed Gatherings

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Following a furious outcry over its refusal to rent space for a reading by Sarah Schulman from her latest book, “Israel/Palestine and the Queer International,” New York City’s gay community center has lifted a moratorium on renting to groups that “organize around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” “Our resulting Space Use Guidelines, Terms and Conditions […]

LGBT Center Bars Sarah Schulman Reading

LGBT Center Bars Sarah Schulman Reading

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A leading queer community author was barred from an appearance at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center apparently because the book she was to discuss deals with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We requested space for me to do a presentation of my new book ‘Israel/ Palestine and the Queer International,’ which […]

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